CreationsByGarry

Metal and Wood Creations

Engadine, Michigan · 1 Sale

CreationsByGarry

Metal and Wood Creations

Engadine, Michigan 1 Sale On Etsy since 2016

Garry Smith

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Garry Smith

About

Striving for excellence in every piece

I have been gathering and collecting wood for over thirty five years. I look for that odd piece that might hide something unusual in look, grain or figure. I can’t really tell what I have until I get into the wood.
I have a shape in mind when I start, but no detailed plan. Different things in the wood change my mind. I may want to get around a knot, save a streak of burl, or enhance a special feature in the grain. It’s the imperfections and voids in a piece that really determine its possibilities.
Some of my ideas prove successful, some maybe not. Other artists have taught me some of their techniques on other types media over the years, but I’m wooden-headed. My mishaps which may offer design change opportunities often sit on the window sills and shelves in my shop, waiting to tell me what they need.
When most think of woodworking their minds picture cabinets or simple furniture. Although I have produced cabinets and furniture for many years, the past six years have been mainly focused on what I would call Wood Art. In this type of work the finished product needs to have a flawless appearance which means sanding until my fingers are raw and cracked such as the small jewelry pieces where power sanding and buffing are not usually an option. This is one of the reasons it takes so mush more time to create jewelry with wood. Burl pieces make the process even more challenging because of the cracks and voids.
Everyone loves to touch wood pieces that are well done with a very smooth finish and soft edges to the touch. This is exactly what I strive for in every piece I create.

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 7, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
It is my intent for you to be very happy with your purchase.
I will always do my very best to work out any issues you may have.
I ask that you contact me before returning any item to discuss the proper return procedures.
Most items may be returned within 7 days for a full refund, minus the cost of shipping and Etsy sales fees.
I do ask that you pay for return shipping and that the item be in its original condition and packaging. Insurance is recommended.

Please take note that small cracks that form in wood pieces used in some Wood Art are a natural occurrence and are not considered damage to many pieces.
I do my very best to avoid these checks in the wood by allowing the wood to sit and season but some checking is natural and sometimes like in burl pieces they can be unavoidable and possibly part of the design.
Anytime wood is shipped to a new area, there is the possibility of shrinkage or expansion in the wood.
If there are any concerns please contact me as soon as possible.
Payment
I accept Etsy direct checkout, Etsy gift certificates, money orders and personal checks. Items will be shipped after checks have been cleared by my bank.
Shipping
Usually ships in 1-3 business days after payments have been cleared.

I will combine shipping when two or more items are purchased if they will fit safely in the same shipping box.
Because of the type and sizes of the items I create there are times that I will need to order special size shipping cartons.
This can delay my shipping of items if this is the case.
Any overcharges in excess of $5.00 when combining shipments will be refunded to you immediately.

Any damaged Items must be reported within 48 hours of receiving shipment, in order to make a proper claim with postal service.

If the piece was damaged during shipment, please photograph the packaging as well as the item itself.
Please keep the shipping carton and contents in order until the claim with the post office is settled.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please make sure your delivery address is correctly listed.
Etsy generates shipping labels from information provided by the purchaser.

I ask that you remember to favorite my shop, and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about these policies or my work in general.

Please keep in mind that colors vary on different monitors.
I personally take all my photos and am not a professional photographer.
I do my best to accurately describe my items. If you have any questions please let me know, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

I work alone and it is mostly a noisy enviorment in the shop and cannot always hear the phone.
I have my message recorder set to about six rings to give me a chance to hear the phone when in the shop.
I check the messages and caller ID many times during the day, so please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can or simply email me or make contact through Etsy sources.

Thank you